Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Multiplan
  • Humana

Specialties

4 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Colorectal surgeons are doctors who perform surgery in order to correct problems with the anus, rectum or colon. These physicians perform colonoscopies, and other diagnostic procedures, in order to identify any issues that require surgical intervention. They then determine what type of surgical procedure would be best. The specialists also care for these patients post-operation to ensure proper healing and recovery.

Ratings & Comments

25 ratings with 5 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Tidewater Kidney Specialists Inc. when asked is excellent. Tidewater Kidney Specialists Inc. has been reviewed by 25 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Tidewater Kidney Specialists Inc. as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Tidewater Kidney Specialists Inc. is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk, VA 23507
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  • Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center Norfolk, VA 23505
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center Norfolk, VA 23505
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Sentara Bayside Hospital Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Sentara Norfolk Genl Hosp Norfolk, VA 23507
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Bangalore Medical College
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Tidewater Kidney Specialists Inc. is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Chesapeake, VA.

  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Group

    Group Practice

    Chesapeake, VA

  • Oncology Associates Of Virginia

    Group Practice

    Chesapeake, VA

  • Tidewater Emergency Medical Care

    Group Practice

    Chesapeake, VA

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.